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Steven Seagal considering run for Arizona governor

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Steven Seagal apparently doesn’t consider politics out of reach.

The actor and martial artist told a Phoenix-area ABC affiliate that he’s willing to reach into the belly of the beast, and considering a run for Arizona governor. Seagal, 61, has been hard to kill as one of sheriff Joe Arpaio’s “posse” a group of about 3,000 volunteer lawmen that are occasionally above the law. Seagal has been focused less on issues of urban justice than border security while working with Arpaio, and considers it an important problem facing the country.

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While his political ambitions have to date been submerged — much like his recent film career — the executive decision to run or to hit the kill switch on a nascent campaign will come in consultation with the controversial Maricopa County sheriff, Seagal said.

Watch a news report with Seagal below.


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Louisiana judge admits to exchanging racist texts with cop boyfriend about courtroom employees

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Appearing on a local TV station on Sunday, a district court judge in Assumption Parrish in Louisiana owned up to racist comments she made about African-American employees in her courtroom that she texted to her then-police officer boyfriend.

According to WAFB, Judge Jessie LeBlanc initially denied using the N-word about a black sheriff’s deputy and a black law clerk in her district when texting with former chief deputy, Capt. Bruce Prejean, with whom she was involved while both were married.

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Julian Assange lawyer tells court: After pardon fell through, Trump administration resorted to ‘extortion’

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An attorney for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accused the Trump administration of extortion in a London court on Monday.

The WikiLeaks attorney appeared at Woolwich Crown Court along with U.S. prosecutors, who argued that Assange should be extradited the United States, where he faces 18 charges and up to 175 years in jail.

Attorneys for Assange previously told the court that former Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) tried to broker a pardon deal between the White House and Assange if he would agree to say that Russia was not the source of hacked Democratic Party emails.

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Black teens shocked after basketball announcer calls their names ‘disgusting’

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A longtime announcer at high-school basketball games in Oklahoma sparked outrage last week when he said that black players on the Crooked Oak High School lady's basketball team had "disgusting" names.

Local news station KFOR reports that the announcer made the remarks during a game between Crooked Oak and rival Newkirk High School on Friday.

In a video taken at the game, the announcer can be heard saying, "The Crooked Oak Lady Ruff Necks, now their names are pretty disgusting."

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